About Reactec

Reactec has a reputation for delivering trusted solutions through an innovative approach to challenges.

Established in 2001 as a spin- out from Edinburgh University, Reactec started out as a vibration engineering consultancy firm with a difference: not only did it consult on and provide advice to vibration problems; it also delivered practical onsite solutions. This unique service proved most successful with major blue chip companies seeking our expertise to solve their vibration issues. Although dealing with many differing sectors, Reactec Consultancy developed particular solutions for the Renewable Energy sector (particularly wind and marine).

Upon the HSE’s release of the Control of Vibrations at Work Regulations 2005; Reactec engineers commenced development of a hi-tech yet practical solution, which would provide total health protection for the worker as well as real cost benefits for the employer. Using our vast engineering and vibration knowledge and experience: the HAVmeter was developed.

Since being launched into the marketplace in 2008, the HAVmeter has been proven as the system of choice for companies serious about the health of their workers and is now established as the global market- leader in Hand Arm Vibration monitoring. Key to the HAVmeter’s success has been the automated approach to report generation and the accuracy and detail obtained from using the HAVmeter to monitor and protect workers’ HAV exposure. Proving particularly successful with top- end companies in all HAV related sectors, the HAVmeter is fast becoming the industry standard by which all other solutions are measured.

Testimonial:

Norfolk County Council Environment Transport & Development - Colin Tibbenham

“We needed a better monitoring system in place to make sure we knew who was working with what machinery and for how long. After reviewing a number of potential solutions, we decided on the HAVmeter because it was the only option that ticked all the boxes for us In terms of accountability as it could give us detailed records of what our teams were exposed to. We purchased one HAVmeter for every worker in our Environmental & Waste and Highways divisions – a total of 250 - which means we now look after everyone who works with us at any given time, including our partners and sub-contractors. If they work with us, then they have to comply with our safety rules. Through our investment in preventing HAVS we have been able to reinforce the message to our workforce that Norfolk County Council takes health and safety very seriously and that we care about and value our workers. Also, the devices mean we now have a robust defence in place to protect us against any claims.”